Liposuction: What You Should Know

Liposuction removes excess fat deposits from various body areas to improve contour and proportion. Arshad Muzaffar, MD, inserts a thin hollow tube into small, inconspicuous incisions to suction out fat from areas such as your abdomen, arms, hips, thighs, buttocks and neck when these areas don't respond to diet or exercise.

This procedure is not a treatment for obesity. It's ideal for those who have firm skin and good muscle tone and are within 30% of their ideal body weight.

This outpatient procedure is performed with sedation or general anesthesia. Patients can typically go home the same day.

This procedure may be performed alone or in conjunction with a face lift or tummy tuck.


You will experience some swelling and fluid retention after liposuction. This will subside over the weeks ahead. Your improved body contours will be long-lasting if you maintain a steady weight and exercise.

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